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the impact. but i'm wondering, two of the candidates will be coming out after this big debate here in washington. does that give an advantage or a disadvantage or is it unclear based on the outcome? >> well, it's unclear based on the outcome certainly. the congresswoman and the congressman have both been very strong in their opposition. >> no compromise. right? >> that will appeal to many people in the base of the party. and i think what you've heard from some of the other candidates is somewhat more equivocal position. though john huntsman this week came out strongly for the boehner plan and said it was the only plan going and that the republicans and everybody ought to get behind it. congresswoman bachmann in particular, i think, has staked out that kind of tea party position. and she'll probably benefit from that. i think the other candidates are trying to get a piece of that, but try to go more broadly. >> i think bachmann and to a certain extent paul also risk some pleasure of backlash, or could in their don't raise the ceiling at all and their positions, playing down is a pot
a little bit about the big month coming up in iowa in august. there's a lot going on in the gop primary. kenya handicap the race for us, and specifically handicap the straw poll, as you see it now, a couple of weeks out? >> first of all, it is a very fluid situation. last time, romney won the strong pull, but the iowa caucus was won by huckabee. things are wide open, and romney is not competing. he is the national front runner, but not competing. so you have a wide open situation. congressman michele bachmann was born and raised in iowa. i think she got off to a good start. governor pawlenty, although we has not done well in the polls, may surprise people. he may do better than expected. also, ron paul is going to be competitive in this. herman cain. rick santorum. recently, rick perry. although he is not on the ballot, there is an effort to get right-in votes for him -- write-in votes for him. again, the straw poll is not the caucus. i expect it will be an open and fluid situation, and obviously, people will do better than expectations. could give them a real boost for the iowa caucuse
without as well. -- washington, d.c. as well. >> i want to talk about the big month coming up in iowa in august. there's a lot going on in the g.o.p. primary. can you handicap the race for us a little bit in iowa and specifically handicap the straw poll, as you see it now, a couple of weeks out? >> well, first of all, it's a very fluid situation. as you know, the last time romney won the poll but then the iowa caucuses was won by governor huckabee. since huckabee decided relatively late not to run, things are wide open. and romney is not competing in the straw poll. so, you know, the two -- romney is the national frontrunner but not competing in the straw poll. so you've got a wide open situation. congressman michelle bachmann was born and raised in iowa. i think she got off to a really good start here. governor pawlenty, the former governor of minnesota, although he's not done well in the polls, he may surprise some people i think he may do better than people expect. also, you got ron paul, who's going to be competitive in this. herman cane. rick santorum. just recently rick perry, a
aware of because that is the big fear that if the u.s. goes past august to and as they get close without any deal or from work or options, that the markets which have been expecting them to reach a deal will start to teteeter. host: the increase of the debt limit and a reduction in conjunction with spending cuts and the second tier is the entitlement reform, correct? guest: that's correct. the second tier would be set up a process in congress whether it is committee for a certain date that congress has to act by through its normal process -- that is what they are talking about right bell. host: russell berman of of the hill. you can read his articles on thehill.com. thank you for being on the program. we want to consider -- continue our discussion. we will get back to this article by russell berman and you confided atthehill.com. let's go to our phones. caller: our you doing? host: what do you think about this two-tiered debt approach? caller: i think it is a tactic to get to the presidential election in 2012. i would like to know if the republicans are bent on destroying the new deal. w
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